Tag Archives: business

Good people and good profits- my secret revealed

I’ve labored 20 years in business. Two decades. And here is a simple lesson I learned the hard way… The quick buck from shortcuts is a mirage. I’ve dabbled in affiliate marketing, toolbar installs, online gambling, dating sites, and many perfectly legal, but questionably ethical endeavors. Made millions on a… Read more »

My new secret office

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I flew 250,000 miles last year. My location on Twitter is “the airport nearest you”. So I signed up for an American Airlines Admiral’s Club membership. $500 for one year of access to any of the Admirals Clubs worldwide, about 50 in the US and 20 international. You can bring… Read more »

As an entrepreneur, you face the most concentrated of unspoken evils.

Yes, you’re busy. But go watch this video right now, anyway: It’s 48 minutes of encouragement and perspective for entrepreneurs with Elon Musk. If you’re still reading this, go back and at least watch from 34 minutes onward. As an entrepreneur, every problem in the company is brought to you,… Read more »

You wouldn’t believe this was me a year ago

A year ago, I had nothing– no health, no money, and a career that looked more like a homeless man’s exploits than what might pass as a functional business. I explain what that life feels like here. Ever chase money and feel like a hamster on a wheel? I was chasing… Read more »

How to not suck at public speaking

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I was so afraid of speaking publicly that I hid until I had to come out.   Even a meeting with just 5 people gave me the shivers– I’d freeze up and later kick myself on all the clever things that I should have said then.   Fast forward a… Read more »

So, you want to start your own online marketing agency?

I was chatting with a friend who has amazing online marketing skills and serves local clients. He wanted to grow his practice to include Fortune 500 brands. Here is my advice. Don’t assume growing is automatically a good thing. Once you get beyond a dozen or so clients, you’ll have… Read more »

Your great idea for a web start-up

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I get pitched a ton of ideas and most of them are pretty good. No doubt, it’s a GREAT idea! Odds are that it might not be truly unique, as is typical in web entrepreneurship. However, the winner in the space is the first to properly execute. No experience founding… Read more »